So it’s Barcelona in the final as the second semi in a row finished 0-0. Barcelona were lucky though, I didn’t see too much wrong with Shevchenko’s goal but there you go. The hype machine will go into overdrive now particularly with all the speculation surrounding Thierry Henry’s future. There doesn’t seem to be a day goes by without some Barcelona player talking about it. This time it’s former Arsenal player Gio van Bronckhorst. It’s all tremendously dull and classless by Barcelona to be honest.
They’re not really my favourite fans in the world either as the overconfident cunts booked up all the flights to Paris last week. I thought I’d at least have a day to get good prices ahead of them, but no. Cheapest flight from Barcelona was around â‚¬500. ‘I’ll go to Madrid and fly from there’ I thought! but the cunts have made the usual â‚¬50 return to Madrid triple in price. ‘I know! I’ll get the train!’ so I rang up Renfe.
“Hello, I would like to travel from Barcelona to Paris please!”
“When would you like to travel, sir?”
“May 16th an…”
Bastards. Anyway, I now have a Bill Brysonesque voyage to Perpignan, then an overnight train to Paris and the same, more or less, going back. It’ll probably be full of Barcelona fans too. There’s no escape. Especially here. Which is quite normal, I suppose.
Anyway, a quick round up of the stories because I’ve got a headache. And yes, I know drinking beer gives you a headache next day but drinking beer makes you not care that drinking beer gives you a headache the next day.
Thierry Henry says he’s proud of the team for getting to the Champions League final but that’s not enough. He wants to win the thing – “I know that our supporters will always remember what we have achieved â€” but we are going to Paris to win the trophy.”
Hurrah! Arsene Wenger says we have to be careful of Ronaldinho which is kind of like saying you shouldn’t dip your mickey into a piranha tank. Chairman PHW loves Arsene though, he says “I have no idea what happens when he goes. Managers like Arsene Wenger only come around once in a lifetime. He is the best.”
Football most orange vice-Chairman has urged the captain to sign the new deal. He says “We want him to stay, the fans want him to stay and we hope he will stay. If he’s ambitious he should stay at Arsenal because we have got a new stadium and a young team coming through. We would like him to stay and be captain and take us on to even greater successes.”
There’s an injury worry over Alexander Hleb, apparently, but there’s good news about Mathieuy Flamini whose hammy isn’t torn just slightly pulled. Philippe Senderos also hopes to be back before the end of the season and if fit should come back in for the unconvincing Campbell.
Right, I think I need some breakfast. Till tomorrow, arseheads.